India sees dip in new Covid cases for second day in a row; active cases lowest in 74 days


New Delhi: As many as 60,753 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative caseload to 2,98,23,546, said the Union health ministry on Saturday morning.

It is also the lowest cases India has seen 1 April.

The daily fatalities, however, saw a slight increase with 1,647 people succumbing to the disease. With this, the death toll due to the disease has reached 3,85,137 in the country.

The number of recoveries outnumbered the total number of cases for the 37th day straight with 97,743 getting discharged between Friday and Saturday. This took the total number of recoveries to 2,86,78,390.

As a result, the active tally has declined to 7,60,019, dipping by 38,637 in the last 24 hours.

India has tested 38,92,07,637 samples for Covid-19 until now, according to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).

Out of these, 19,02,009 samples were tested on Thursday. As many as 19,29,476 tests were conducted in similar duration the previous day.

The country has so far administered 27,23,88,783 anti-Covid jabs. Out of these, 33,00,085 shots were given in the last 24 hours.

As per data:

  • Total cases: 2,98,23,546
  • Total discharges: 2,86,78,390
  • Death toll: 3,85,137
  • Active cases: 7,60,019 (Active cases lowest after 74 days in the country. Recovery Rate increases to 96.16%: Union Health Ministry)
  • Vaccination: 27,23,88,783

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